Friday, December 16, 2011

Two weeks of Handmade Christmas Ideas {Day Nine}

Welcome to day nine if the Two Weeks of Handmade Christmas Ideas series. The last eight days have been awesome! Want to catch up on all of it? Here's how you can.

day one click here
day two click here
day three click here
day four click here
day five click here
day six click here
day seven click here
day eight click here

Today I have the wonderful Emily from Nap Time is My Time with a really great idea for all of without fireplaces and chimneys for Santa to make his entrance.

Take it away Emily!

Hello! I am very excited to be sharing this fun - and easy - Christmas craft with you. When Em asked me to participate in her series, I knew that I wanted to share this project with you.

And it was the motivation that I needed to complete it.

My childhood home did not have a fireplace. Each year, I wondered how Santa would come in. My parents always told me that Santa was magic, and he would get it the house somehow. What a cop out! { Sorry mom and dad. But your answer was l-a-m-e!}

I feel that I should mention that our home does have a fireplace, however we do not use it as it is not very efficient because of where it's placed in our home. So, it would be quite easy for Santa to scoot down our chimney without burning his boots on ashes.

Don't you think that Santa needs a key to your house if you don't have a fireplace, or have one but don't use it? Me too!

Santa's Key
To make your own, you'll need a printer, green (or red) scrapbook paper, glue, ribbon, single hole punch, and a skeleton key. You can purchase a skeleton key from your local locksmith or hardware store. I received a discount when I purchased mine as the one I chose was not cut correctly. Evidently, skeleton keys are still used for actual locks - not just craft projects!

Type (and print out) the following poem:
‘Twas the night before Christmas
I am excited as can be,
This year Mommy and Daddy told me
About a special key.
You can shimmy down the chimney
Or tip toe through the door
Use the magic in this key
To find cookies and more!

Print it out and adhere it to your scrapbook paper using glue. I used glue dots on the corners as I find them to be less of a mess than traditional glue.

Punch a hole in the top, slide skeleton key onto ribbon and slide ribbon through the hole. Be sure to tie a secure knot. Easy peasy, right? Here's another look:

Thanks again, Em, for inviting me to participate. Merry Christmas, Everyone! If you have time, I'd love for you to swing by my blog where I share my adventures with The Boy, the eco-friendly choices I make for our family and current events related to motherhood and parenting. Right now, there are a bunch of giveaways going too! You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.

I just love this idea! Super fun, and perfect for us since we don't have a fireplace. It's definitely going to make things alot easier for Santa this year! Make sure you head over to Emily's blog and say hi!

1 comment:

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I've seen this before and thought it was so cute!